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L’Onde du Midi at the Louvre

Public collection | Musée du Louvre, Paris
> opening on January 24th, 2020

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid, the Musée du Louvre has commissioned another major public artwork, inviting Elias Crespin to design a new permanent piece for the museum.
Consisting of 128 metal tubes hanging from motor-powered cables, the artist’s kinetic creation, 'L’Onde du Midi', will perform its subtle choreography at the top of the Escalier du Midi in the southeast corner of the Cour Carrée. Crespin thus follows in the footsteps of leading contemporary art figures who have created works for the Louvre, such as Anselm Kiefer (2007), François Morellet (2010) and Cy Twombly (2010).

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16 artistes – 2 medias

Group show | Galerie Denise René, Paris
> from January 26th to March 11th 2023

Galerie Denise René, Paris presents a diverse selection of 16 artists. The exhibition showcases two media per artist: works on canvas or sculptures face works on paper (gouache, drawing, silkscreen, collage, pastel ...)

Going from one medium to another, this exhibition highlights different aspects of the artistic practice of historical and contemporary artists of the Denise René Gallery.

Elias Crespin's sculpture 'Tetralineados Alu Laiton', 2019 and chromography 'Chronochromie Hexa 03-1', 2020 are on display.

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Elias Crespin & Felipe Pantone. Convergences

Duo show | Galería RGR + Art, Mexico City
> from November 24th 2022 to January 14th 2023

RGR + Art gallery presents a unique exhibition arising from the dialog between Elias Crespin and Felipe Pantone. Curated by Tania Aedo, the exhibition explores the relationships that exist between time, movement and technology. It brings together 16 works, including two pieces that were specially made by both artists in collaboration for the show.

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Angle à angle

Group show | Galerie Denise René, Paris
> From November 24th 2022 to January 7th 2023

Galerie Denise René's new exhibition 'Angle à angle' presents a selection of works of kinetic art and geometric abstraction questionning the line and the diagonal. Wether static or moving, the artists presented explore the obliqueness of shapes and lines.

On display, 'Triángulos Seriados 1/3' and 'Tetralineados Laiton 63', 2022.


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Vibrations

Group show | Danysz Gallery, Shanghai
> from November 5th to December 31st 2022

After a first 'Vibrations' show in their Parisian space in 2019, Danysz Gallery presents a second part of the exhibition in Shanghai. It presents international artists from the new generation of optico-kinetic art: 1010, Elias Crespin, Jan Kaláb, David Moreno, Felipe Pantone and Li Shurui.

Elias Crespin's sculptures '32 segmentos en ronda', 2014, 'Circuconcéntricos Alu Red 60', 2016, and 'Plano Flexionante 7', 2016 are on display.

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Forme/Mouvement. Sélection 44-22

Group show | Galerie Denise René, Paris
> from September 29th to November 12th 2022

Galerie Denise René presents a selection of kinetic pieces of artists represented by the gallery since its opening in 1944 to the present days.

With works by Yaacov Agam, Olle Bærtling, Tony Bechara, Gianfranco Chiavacci, Elias Crespin, Cícero Dias, Geneviève Claisse, Gianni Colombo, Carlos Cruz Diez, Jean Dewasne, Equipo 57, Horacio Garcia-Rossi, Karl Gerstner, Gun Gordillo, Auguste Herbin, Robert Jacobsen, Youri Jeltov, Julio Le Parc, Marino di Teana, Christian Megert, Vera Molnar, Moreno, Richard Mortensen, Aurelie Nemours, César Paternosto, Pe Lang, Torsten Ridell, Nicolas Schöffer, Jesús Rafael Soto, Henryk Stazewski, Joël Stein, Gregorio Vardanega, and Victor Vasarely.

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Mouvement. Hommage à Denise René

Group show | Bonisson Art Center, Rognes
> from October 8th 2022 to January 8th 2023

The Château Bonisson Art Center in Rognes, in French Provence, organises an exhibition in memory of the Parisian gallerist Denise René. The show presents historical and contemporary artists from the gallery, in tribute of Denise René's role in the development of kinetic art since the 1950's.

Elias Crespin's sculptures 'Trianguconcéntricos Cuivre-50 3/3', 2021 and 'Trianguconcéntricos Laiton-50 1/3', 2021 will be on display.

Château Bonisson
177 route des Mauvares
13840 Rognes, France

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Dallas Art Fair

Fair | Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino Gallery, Houston, Booth A3
> from April 21th to April 24th 2022

Elias Crespin's sculptures will be presented at the 2022 edition of Dallas Art Fair, represented by Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino Gallery, on booth A3.

Dallas Art Fair at Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue,
Dallas, Texas 75201
USA

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Cinétique !

Group exhibition | Fondation Villa Datris, Espace Monte-Cristo, Paris
> from April 9th to December 11th 2022

The Villa Datris Foundation presents in its Parisian exhibition space 'Cinétique! La sculpture en mouvement', a selection of works from its collection. Combining historical and scientific references, the exhibition brings together kinetic sculptures from the 1960s and more recent ones, using cutting-edge technologies. Whether static, dynamic or mechanical, the works reveal movement in all its diversity.

Elias Crespin presents the sculpture ‘Malla Electrocinética IV’, 2018.

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Art Paris 2022

Fair | Galerie Denise René, Booth F10
> from April 7th to April 10th 2022

For its first participation to the Art Paris art fair, Galerie Denise René will present works by historical kinetic artists and a special focus on two contemporary artists, Elias Crespin and Pe Lang.

'Elipsis Aluminium', 2022, 'Trianguconcéntricos Cuivre 1/3', 2022, 'Trianguconcéntricos Laiton 1/3', 2022, 'Tetralineados Trois Bleus', 2022, and 'Cuadrado Flexionante Alu Bleu Noir', 2021 by Elias Crespin will be presented.

Grand Palais Ephémère 
Place Joffre, 75007 Paris

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Art et programmation

Group exhibition | Galerie Denise René, Paris
> from March 24th to May 12th, 2022

Galerie Denise René presents 'Art et Programmation', an exhibition that explores the notion of programming in art, especially its links with geometrical abstraction. The show brings together historical artists of the gallery and younger, more contemporary ones that push further the artistic possibilities of programmation through new technologies.

The show features the sculpture '32 caras en marco', 2014 by Elias Crespin.

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Echo ‘Révolution Xenakis’

Group exhibition | Cité de la musique, Paris
> from February 10th to June 26th, 2022

In echo to the exhibition 'Révolution Xenakis', the Cité de la Musique presents a display of contemporary works among its historical collections. In dialogue with the museum's permanent pieces are presented kinetic artworks by artists from the generation of the composer, artist and architect Iannis Xenakis, and more contemporary ones.

Elias Crespin created a new sculpture for this exhibition, 'Plano mousikê', 2022, which slowly moves above nineteenth-century pianos.

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Lumière Espace Temps

Group exhibition | Le Grenier à Sel, Avignon
> From October 1st, 2021 to January 22th, 2022

'Lumière Espace Temps' presents works by 14 contemporary artists that explore the interactions between art and technology. The exhibition is a tribute to Nicolas Schöffer, a pioneer of cybernetic art.

With Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Pe Lang, Adrien Lucca, Etienne Rey, Antoine Schmitt, Anne Sarah Le Meur, Olivier Ratsi, Santiago Torres, Lab(au), Justine Emard, Ronan Barrot – Robbie Barrat, Maurice Benayoun and Niko de La Faye.

Elias Crespin presents 'Circular Inception', 2016.

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Retour à la ligne

Group exhibition | Galerie Denise René, Paris
> from December 18th, 2021 to January 8th, 2022

Galerie Denise René selected works by 19 contemporary abstract artists that explore and reinvent the fundamental graphic element that is the line.

On display, 'Línea Inox', 2016.

'Línea Inox' in front of 'CCCCLXXXIII', 2018 by Anne Blanchet © Galerie Denise René

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Dynamique du bleu

Group exhibition | Galerie Denise René, Paris
> from September 18th to October 30th 2021

On the occasion of this new exhibition, Denise René gallery offers the visitor a view on a selection of artworks whose common point is just one colour: blue.
'Because it is the very colour of modernity, geometric abstraction and kinetic artists, of all generations, take hold of it and shape it to suit their creative universe, using surprisingly diverse approaches'.

On display, Elias Crespin's Trianguconcéntricos Alu bleu 1/3 (2021).

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Sculpture en fête !

Group exhibition | Fondation Villa Datris, l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
> from May 22d to November the 1st 2021

This year, the Villa Datris Foundation presents a retrospective of its last 10 years acquisitions. Elias Crespin's sculpture 'Malla Electrocinética IV', created in 2018 for the Foundation, is presented amongst the artworks of 126 artists. A precious collection to discover.


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Elias Crespin: And Yet It Moves!

Solo exhibition | Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino Gallery, Houston
> from March 25th to May 15th 2021

Elias Crespin belongs to the Kinetic Art movement of Latin America and has established an international name for himself through the ingenious beauty of his electrokinetic mobiles. His exhibition at Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino showcases an ensemble of works produced between 2010 and 2020, illustrating the various stages of his artistic evolution. (...)
(Domitille d'Orgeval, Independent Curator)

On display, 'Tetralineados Transparente' (2010), 4Net Inox Quadra (2013), 'Linea Copper' (2016), 'Circuconcéntricos Aluminium-50 1/3' (2018), 'La Danza de las Catenarias' (2019), '12 cubos en línea bleu' et 'Gran 16 cubos rojo' (2020).

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Exploring

Group exhibition | Wuling Art Space, Beijing
> from September 25th to September 30th 2020

HdM Gallery presents Elias Crespin's scupltures '32 Segmentos en Ronda', 2014 and 'Circuconcéntricos Alu Red', 2016 at Wuling Art Space in Beijing.

With works of Elias Crespin, Liu Guoqiang, Chou Shijie, Pan Xiaorong, and Li Yiwen.

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IMMATERIAL / RE-MATERIAL

Group exhibition | UCCA, Beijing
> from September 26th 2020 to January 17th 2021

'Immaterial / Re-material: A brief history of computing art', curated by Jérôme Neutres and Ara Qiu, is an overview of computing art from its 60s pionneers to the most contemporary creations involving computers, algorithms, interfaces and networks. Through the works of twenty-nine international artists, the exhibition offers a reflection on the redefinition of reality and materiality induced by the rise of the digital world.

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ELIAS CRESPIN

Solo show | Galerie Denise René Rive Gauche, Paris
> January 25th 2020 - June 12th 2020

Galerie Denise René presents a solo show of Elias Crespin, celebrating their nine years collaboration. The show is held in parallel with the inauguration of Crespin's sculpture ‘L'Onde du Midi’ in the Louvre Museum's collections and presents some of Crespin's most recent creations, including his graphic works, showed for the first time.

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